The Naked Quaker

The Naked Quaker
Author: Diane Rapaport
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2007
Genre: Court records
ISBN: 1933212578

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A lawyer and historian scours the court records of early New England to reveal the daily underside of Puritan life.

The Naked Quaker

The Naked Quaker
Author: Diane Rapaport
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2007
Genre: Court records
ISBN: 1933212969

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On court days in colonial New England, folks gathered from miles around to listen as local magistrates convened to hear cases. In the abundant records extant from these hearings, we experience the passions and concerns of ordinary people, often in their own words, more than three centuries after the emotion-charged events that brought them to court. Rapaport is a lawyer and historian who, by drawing on these court records, has created an award-winning column for New England Ancestors, the journal of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Some of the twenty-five true stories in The Naked Quaker were previously published there; others are new to this volume. Rapaport's topics include: "Witches and Wild Women," "Coupling," "Tavern Tales," and "Sunday Meeting." The title story concerns a Quaker woman who walked into Puritan Sunday meeting and dropped her dress in front of the gathering, to protest actions of the colonial authorities.

Hiking Naked

Hiking Naked
Author: Iris Graville
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2017-09-12
Genre: Authors, American
ISBN: 1938846842

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"Knocked off her feet after twenty years in public health nursing, Iris Graville quit her job and convinced her husband and their thirteen-year-old twins to move to Stahekin, a remote mountain village in Washington State's North Cascades. They sought adventure; she yearned for the solitude of this community of eighty-five residents accessible only by boat, float plane, or hiking. "Hiking Naked" chronicles Graville's journey through questions about work and calling as well as how she coped with ordering groceries by mail, black bears outside her kitchen window, a forest fire that threatened the valley, and a flood that left the family stranded for three days."--back cover

Quakers and Baptists in Colonial Massachusetts

Quakers and Baptists in Colonial Massachusetts
Author: Carla Gardina Pestana
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2004-03-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 0521525047

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A comparative study of the Quaker meeting in Salem and the Baptist church in Boston.

Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia

Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 606
Release: 1996-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781412832571

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Based on the biographies of some three hundred people in each city, this book shows how such distinguished Boston families as the Adamses, Cabots, Lowells, and Peabodys have produced many generations of men and women who have made major contributions to the intellectual, educational, and political life of their state and nation. At the same time, comparable Philadelphia families such as the Biddles, Cadwaladers, Ingersolls, and Drexels have contributed far fewer leaders to their state and nation. From the days of Benjamin Franklin and Stephen Girard down to the present, what leadership there has been in Philadelphia has largely been provided by self-made men, often, like Franklin, born outside Pennsylvania. Baltzell traces the differences in class authority and leadership in these two cites to the contrasting values of the Puritan founders of the Bay Colony and the Quaker founders of the City of Brotherly Love. While Puritans placed great value on the "calling" or devotion to one's chosen vocation, Quakers have always placed more emphasis on being a good person than on being a good judge or statesman. Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia presents a provocative view of two contrasting upper classes and also reflects the author's larger concern with the conflicting values of hierarchy and egalitarianism in American history.

The Quakers in English Society 1655 1725

The Quakers in English Society  1655 1725
Author: Dr. Adrian Davies
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2000
Genre: History
ISBN: 0198208200

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The study also examines many other facets of Quakerism - from the literacy rates of Quakers, and the level of persecution suffered by followers to the reasons for the sect's decline - and concludes with a survey of the changes that had overcome the movement since the heady days of birth."--Jacket.

Nation Novel

Nation   Novel
Author: Patrick Parrinder
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2008
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780199264858

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Patrick Parrinder traces English prose fiction from its late medieval origins through its stories of rogues and criminals, family rebellions and suffering heroines, to the contemporary novels of immigration. He provides both a comprehensive survey and a new interpretation of the importance of the English novel.

Fellowship Point

Fellowship Point
Author: Alice Elliott Dark
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2022-07-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781982131869

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“A magnificent storytelling feat” (The Boston Globe) story of lifelong friendship between two very different “superbly depicted” (The Wall Street Journal) women with shared histories, divisive loyalties, hidden sorrows, and eighty years of summers on a pristine point of land on the coast of Maine, set across the arc of the 20th century. Celebrated children’s book author Agnes Lee is determined to secure her legacy—to complete what she knows will be the final volume of her pseudonymously written Franklin Square novels; and even more consuming, to permanently protect the peninsula of majestic coast in Maine known as Fellowship Point. To donate the land to a trust, Agnes must convince shareholders to dissolve a generations-old partnership. And one of those shareholders is her best friend, Polly. Polly Wister has led a different kind of life than Agnes: that of a well-off married woman with children, defined by her devotion to her husband, a philosophy professor with an inflated sense of stature. She strives to create beauty and harmony in her home, in her friendships, and in her family. Polly soon finds her loyalties torn between the wishes of her best friend and the wishes of her three sons—but what is it that Polly wants herself? Agnes’s designs are further muddied when an enterprising young book editor named Maud Silver sets out to convince Agnes to write her memoirs. Agnes’s resistance cannot prevent long-buried memories and secrets from coming to light with far-reaching repercussions for all. “An ambitious and satisfying tale” (The Washington Post), Fellowship Point reads like a 19th-century epic, but it is entirely contemporary in its “reflections on aging, writing, stewardship, legacies, independence, and responsibility. At its heart, Fellowship Point is about caring for the places and people we love...This magnificent novel affirms that change and growth are possible at any age” (The Christian Science Monitor).